Veterans Community Project is dedicated to supporting every man and woman who took the oath for our country. We are determined to make a difference in the lives of homeless Veterans, a task accomplished by the community for the community.
Veterans Community Project is a 501(c)(3) organization founded by a group of combat veterans in Kansas City, Missouri who resolved to stand in the gaps of a broken system that left too many of their brothers and sisters behind.
Their solution to provide critical support services is two-fold:
The Veteran Outreach Center: A walk-in center to serve as a one-stop-shop for every type of veteran facing every type of problem. Regardless of time in service, discharge status, or any other traditional qualifier, VCP is ready to help. Our staff assists Veterans with navigating the VA and their benefits, identification services, mental and physical health referrals, financial counseling, and employment supports among other services. In addition, Veterans can receive hygiene kits and utilize a food pantry. All services are free of charge – all that we care about is whether you’ve ever taken the oath to defend the Constitution.
VCP Village: Built by Veterans for Veterans, VCP Village is a specialized community of tiny homes combined with wrap-around, onsite services to get homeless Veterans off the street and transition them to permanent housing. In contrast to traditional homeless services, a tiny home provides the Veteran with privacy, a sense of security, and the ability to reintegrate at a comfortable pace. Veteran services are facilitated through an onsite community center that provides the Veterans with mentoring, case management, counseling, and linkage to other programs and services.
VCP has a long-term goal of eliminating Veteran homelessness nationwide. Using Kansas City as the blueprint for achieving similar successes in cities across the United States, Veterans Community Project has officially begun its expansion with the mission of serving 8 communities by 2022. Our first satellite location: Longmont, Colorado.
If you are interested in starting a working group to bring VCP to your community, we’d love to hear from you. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Communications and Events Manager
Chief Financial Officer
Vice President of National Construction
Vice President of National Development
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Chief Projects Officer and Co-Founder
Donor Relations and Data Analyst
Chief Canine Officer
Director of Communications and Events
Director of Programs
Vanessa Van Goethem - Piela
Chief Development Officer
Strategic Planning Advisor
Community Resources Coordinator and Co-Founder
Director of Development
Veteran Support Coordinator
Manger of Volunteer and Community Engagement
Director of Veteran Support Services
Director of Development
Community Engagement Coordinator